UPDATE: Filing period opens for Rosemount City Council seats
With the terms of Rosemount City Council members Matt Kearney and Jeff Weisensel expiring at the end of the year, the candidate filing period opened May 22 for two, four-year terms that will be on the Nov. 6 ballot.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Maila C. Ellefson and Weisensel had filed with the Secretary of State’s office for the at-large seats that are won by the top two vote-getters.
Ellefson, one of 26 candidates who ran for the Rosemount City Council in 2008, said at the time she has had many leadership positions, including in her church, as president of a women’s group and as a preschool lead teacher.
She finished with 190 votes in 2008 and ran again in 2010 when she was not one of four candidates who advanced from the primary to the general election.
She applied for the vacancy that was created in 2011 when Kurt Bills was elected as House District 37B representative in 2010. That position went to Kearney.
Weisensel was elected, along with Bills, in 2008.
Weisensel was previously a member of the city’s planning commission and wetlands ordinance task force.He is also a former member of the Dakota County Extension Committee.
Weisensel has been a construction project manager for Target Corp.
Affidavits of candidacy can be filled out from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on regular business days at Rosemount City Hall, 2875 145th St. W. The deadline is at 5 p.m. Monday, June 5.
If more than four candidates file for the office, a primary will be held Aug. 14 to reduce the field to four.